Honors - Assistant Professor – Renewable Contract - 520854
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Internal Number: 520854
Department/Organization 216141 - University Honors Program
Rank Assistant Professor
Position Summary The University of Alabama Honors College invites applications for a full-time faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor to begin in January or August 2024.
Detailed Position Information The University of Alabama Honors College invites applications for a full-time faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor to begin in January or August 2024. This is a 9-month, non-tenure earning, three-year renewable position, with renewal contingent on performance, need, and funding. Successful candidate will be expected to teach honors classes, including seminar classes, and engage in service/academic citizenship appropriate to the scholarship of honors education.
Minimum Qualifications Minimum qualifications include (1) an earned doctorate or other terminal degree appropriate to their discipline and (2) teaching experience at the college-university level. Preference will be given to applicants with experience related to critical and creative thinking, ethics and empathy, collaboration and inclusive leadership, and/or experiential learning. Applicants must demonstrate expertise and interest in transdisciplinary education and an eagerness to engage a diverse student body.
Preferred Qualifications Successful candidates must have the ability and desire to teach honors courses, including seminar courses. They should be able to build creative, transdisciplinary syllabi, foster dialog among students, and help individual students hone their skills as critical and creative thinkers, ethical and empathetic citizens, and collaborative and inclusive leaders. Honors faculty are expected to have skills and techniques necessary to manage highly collaborative, inclusive, student-centered, and ideologically diverse conversations both in and out of the classroom. This is a central aspect to honors seminar courses, which also invites students to put critical and creative thinking, ethics and empathy, and collaboration and inclusivity into their own values, behaviors, and motivations.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application Please include a teaching statement that addresses how transdisciplinary is approached within the classroom. A sample syllabi from a class you have designed or would like to design is also required and should be uploaded under the class schedule option. Note only a list of three references are needed, names and contact information only.
About the Division/College/School The Honors College is the home to more than 7,000 high-performing and high-potential students at The University of Alabama. It is our mission to recruit, retain and actively engage them within a diverse community of scholars. Our goal is to shape our students into critical and creative thinkers, ethical and empathetic citizens and collaborative and inclusive leaders. Rather than offering specific degrees, the Honors College enhances UA’s undergraduate curriculum through experiential learning and co-curricular opportunities.
The University of Alabama Honors College offers eight distinctive honors programs and one minor across numerous disciplines. From the establishment of the Honors College in 2003, the College has housed three of these programs: the University Honors Program, the Randall Research Scholars Program and the University Fellows Experience. The four-year University Honors Program develops students as creative and critical thinkers, ethical and empathetic citizens, and collaborative and inclusive leaders. The Randall Research Scholars Program is a nationally recognized undergraduate research program that pairs exceptional students directly with leading research professors and cutting-edge computing technology to complete scholarly research projects in any field of study. The University Fellows Experience is a community of elite scholars from diverse disciplines who share a similar passion to become change agents through commitment to leadership and service. The Honors College partners with the College of Arts and Sciences on the Blount Scholars Program and the McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars, with the Culverhouse College of Business on the STEM Path to the MBA and the CREATE Path to the MBA, with the College of Engineering on the EPIC Scholars Program, and with the College of Education on the Educational Studies Minor.
About the University The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.
A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.
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With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.
Background Investigation and EEO Statement Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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